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No. 7 Michigan stifles Purdue 70-53

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Michigan coach Juwan Howard put the emphasis on defense from the first time his entire team practiced this season.

It paid big dividends Friday night.

On a night Isaiah Livers matched his season high with 22 points and Eli Brooks added 11, the seventh-ranked Wolverines used a staunch defense to pull away from Purdue 70-53.


ASU's Hurley reprimanded for comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Pac-12 Conference has reprimanded Arizona State basketball coach Bobby Hurley for his comments about the officiating late in a loss to rival Arizona.

The conference said Friday that Hurley was reprimanded for public comments about the officials following an 84-82 loss to the Wildcats on Thursday night.


PSU at Nebraska on Jan. 30 postponed

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15-0 Winthrop still flying under radar

Winthrop guard Chandler Vaudrin can't understand how the undefeated and unranked Eagles don't seem to be on anyone's national radar.

"Dang, they should be noticing," said Vaudrin, the Eagles' do-it-all point guard. "We're 15-0."


Johnson embracing coach role at Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida standout Keyontae Johnson has one of the best seats in the O'Connell Center. He's just a few feet from the court during basketball games, close enough to hear calls, see screens coming and know where the ball needs to go next.

He's into every possession, too, so much so that he keeps standing up. He takes a few steps forward, inching closer and closer to the baseline, and eventually finds himself on the floor. It's just his toes at first, then both feet. An assistant grabs him by the leg of his pants and gently tugs.


Indiana shuts down No. 4 Iowa in upset

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Perhaps, coach Fran McCaffery said, his Iowa team got too comfortable.

The fourth-ranked Hawkeyes came into Thursday night's game against Indiana on a five-game winning streak and tied for the Big Ten lead.


Tennessee hires UCF's White as new AD

Tennessee has hired UCF athletic director Danny White as the Volunteers' new athletic director just three days after the firing of football coach Jeremy Pruitt and athletic director Phillip Fulmer's retirement.

Chancellor Donde Plowman announced the hiring Thursday, noting Tennessee handled this search with urgency. She said officials had enough interest in the position to be able to move quickly.


No. 24 UCLA sloppy in win over Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Not long after punctuating his 21st birthday with a clutch 3-pointer for UCLA, Jules Bernard had to think quickly when teammate Russell Stong tried to douse him with a celebratory bottle of water.

"I saw him. He was coming with the cap off," Bernard said. "I saw him lurking."


Tubelis' tip lifts Arizona over ASU

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Azoulas Tubelis had a hard time adjusting to Arizona State's tempo and was a nonfactor well into the second half.

With game on the line, the Lithuanian freshman came up with the two biggest plays of the night - maybe of the season.


USC-Stanford postponed for COVID issue

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